Thursday, September 11, 2008
My 9-11 Blog Selection
As the sun sets on what has become the anniversary one of the most infamous days in recent history, I have read many the blog postings regarding the day - some reverent, some tragic, some frightened. The most meaningful post for me by far was one written by Conversations in Klal. She puts forth that 9/11 showed us the fragility of life and that we should all attempt to make it into a day that celebrates the living. She asks us all to take today and invite somebody who may need a meal to share our Yom Tov table with us. This is an issue very dear to my heart and I'd like to take it one step further. My fellow blogger extols the virtue of this wonderful mitzvah of Hachnosas Orchim and how much it means to these singles/widows/people away from their own families to be invited to a meal and to be made to feel welcome. I'd like to posit that though you may think you are doing this wonderful thing for somebody else, in actuality, I will tell you from personal experience that when you make Hachnosas Orchim not only part of your life but a way of life, you will be AMAZED at what you get out of it. These guests add so much to a Yom Tov table and if you let them, to the very fabric of your family life.